About us

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About us

What makes a good contractor? Trust, experience, communication and performance. We are a property services company specialising in cleaning, maintenance and gardening in the Greater Manchester area. The company has been built by a Property Manager for Property Managers /professionals. We want to emphasise clear and concise values in terms of customer service and efficiency with the ultimate aim to become the contractor of choice for the property management industry.


We specialise in offering services for the following types of customer:

  • Residential managing agents & companies
  • Commercial property managers
  • Estate management companies & agents
  • Chartered surveyors
  • Letting & property management agents
  • Private commercial landlords

About us


Craig Staples, the founder of Applecross, is an enthusiastic property professional. As a former property manager he is well aware of the level of service required from contractors by previously exacting high standards from all those employed. It is extremely hard to find good contractors. Craig founded Applecross as a way of providing exceptional assistance for property professionals and ultimately becoming the contractor of choice:


  • Dec 2013 - Regional Property Manager of the Year for 2013-14 at the national 'Property Management Awards'
  • Dec 2012 - Awarded a company award for 'Outstanding Customer Service
  • Jul 2011 - Qualified as a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM)
  • Past Career Clients: William Pears Group, Cadogan Estate, Countryside Properties (South), Rocco Forte Hotels, Barratt Homes (North Midlands) Limited, Morris Homes, Crest Nicholson



Craig Staples



Contract cleaning

Reactive cleaning


Litter picking

Carpet cleaning

Window cleaning

Cleaning projects




General repairs & maintenance






Aerial & satellite engineers




Contract gardening

Grounds maintenance

Planting & improvements

Landscape design

Tree surgery

External Jetwashing

Wood staining & decoration



Client solutions

Independent property audits & inspections

Check-in/check-out & inventory services

Health & safety

Project management

Snagging service

Registered in England & Wales | Company No. 9372342

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